Tag Archives: India

8 Different Massages to Try Around the World

One of the things you’ll notice when traveling the world is that there is never a spa too far away and that massages tend to change, sometimes drastically, from place to place. Whether it be a soft touch and relaxing hour in Sweden or sweating profusely and having your body twisted in Turkey, no massage […]

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June 20, 2013 by | 2 Comments

Where to Go During the Monsoon in India

Traveling India during the monsoon can prove a wet and often frustrating experience. Mold will sprout everywhere, the sunshine between daily rains will often recreate the climate of a steam bath, and in major cities the streets will sometimes flood up to your knees. But traveling India during monsoon doesn’t have to be so gloomy.

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June 10, 2013 by | 1 Comment

The World’s Cheapest Countries for Backpackers

Istanbul market

Backpacking around the world can be surprisingly cheap if you don’t mind roughing it at times and are willing to arrange your trip independently. For those on the tightest budget, look towards the developing world when creating your itinerary: Here you’ll find the potency of your experience in relation to the amount you spend will […]

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May 20, 2013 by | 2 Comments

7 Top Sights in Kerala, India

Santa Cruz Basilica

Close your eyes for just a moment and picture a wide canal lined with coconut trees and the small, tin-roofed homes of local villagers. The mirrored surface of the river is disturbed only by a lone fisherman, poling his narrow wooden canoe downstream. Now open your eyes–and say hello to Kerala, one of India’s southernmost […]

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September 27, 2012 by | Comments Off on 7 Top Sights in Kerala, India

Best Festivals in India

Dussehra

In any country, visiting during a traditional festival can provide a closer look at the local culture. In India, it’s no different, as the sights, sounds, and tastes of each celebration showcase the beliefs and traditions unique to that area. Here are some of the best festivals in India you won’t want to miss.

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September 6, 2012 by | 5 Comments

Your Own Amazing Race: 6 Adventure Competitions Around the World

Tough Mudder

Ranging from a few hours to a few weeks, athletic competitions are one of many reasons to pack a bag and hit the road. If navigating unknown territory, breaking into a sweat and undertaking physically demanding activities is your idea of a good vacation, get your race on at one of these competitions.

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August 17, 2012 by | Comments Off on Your Own Amazing Race: 6 Adventure Competitions Around the World

Asia’s Greatest Train Journeys

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Trains often service areas farther away from airports and in many cases, particularly in Asia, offer a much cheaper transit option than flying. And best of all, you get to see the landscape passing by at ground level. Here are a few of the best rail journeys in Asia.

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August 8, 2012 by | 5 Comments

Olympic Medal Ceremony: Our Picks for the Best Destinations Around the World

Bali beach

The London 2012 Olympics doesn’t start until July 27, but we’ve already given out our medals for the Travel Olympics.

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July 16, 2012 by | Comments Off on Olympic Medal Ceremony: Our Picks for the Best Destinations Around the World

Top Ten Spiritual Places Around the World

Even if you consider yourself nonspiritual or nonreligious, experiencing the atmosphere and devotion of pilgrims in some of the world’s most holy places is a remarkable and sometimes life changing experience. Here’s our list of some of the world’s best-known spiritual places around the world:

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July 9, 2012 by | 1 Comment

8 of the Most Scenic Road Trips in the World

Bondi Beach

We’ve all heard the adage, sometimes it’s not the destination, it’s the journey. Well, sometimes the destination counts too, and on your road trip, you want to make it count with both a great journey and the right destination for your interests. With over 11 million miles of paved road in the world, picking the […]

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July 2, 2012 by | 3 Comments